Need your creative input - creating a "new graduate resume" for a class

 Hi all! I am an instructor of Business Communications and have decided to spread the MT wisdom instead of what is in our textbook for resumes and interviews.

I am putting together a sample "new graduate" resume and thought it would be fun to get your input! 

For fun, would you come up with a job and the corresponding responsibilities paragraph and accomplishments? When we finish, I'll share the final document. 

Here's what I have so far....

Aug 08-present: BS, Political Science, University of Memphis: Followed a course of study to meet degree criteria. Studied American politics, constitutional law, and political statistics.

·         Achieved 95% pass rate in all end of semester exams by devising and implementing study program

·         Achieved Dean’s List 6 consecutive semesters by maintaining 3.75 GPA in concentration

Sept 10 - Oct 11: Server & Bartender, R.P.Tracks: Responsible for serving food, alcoholic, and non-alcoholic beverages in a licensed restaurant for up to 200 customers per night. Set up bar before service. Cleared and cleaned bar and restaurant after service. Balanced and cashed up register.

·         Recognized as “Outstanding Bartender” by customer comment cards

Aug 10 – May 11: Treasurer, Sigma Kappa Sorority, Inc., University of Memphis: Responsible for accurately tracking financial data for large, university-based sorority association. Reported monthly to sorority executive committee and to national headquarters on financial standing of sorority members. Paid monthly housing dues and all associated fees.

·      Achieved 95% payment of dues from members by sending reminder bills in advance of due date

·      Received recognition for chapter with 100% accurate financial reporting for 2010-2011 school year

 

HAVE FUN! Your help is SO greatly appreciated. Just think, this semester, I've got 30 students. In the fall, I have 120. If we can keep spreading MT tactics to college students, maybe they'll recognize the right way to do things!

Thanks again!

Really?

Really? No one wants to help me and have a little fun? 

 Hmm. I'd like to do the

 Hmm. I'd like to do the same thing you've done here, with regard to my academic achievements, as a recent graduate. But hasn't Mark's advice always been to stick it at the bottom and just list the final grade you got?

Resumes for New Graduates

http://www.manager-tools.com/2010/10/resumes-graduates

It looks like you are off to a good start. Have you also referred to the Resumes for New Graduates cast?

 

Thanks

Yes, that's where I got my Education example (sort of).

RDHODGSON - Mark's advice IS to typically stick your education at the bottom as a one-liner, but in the resumes for new graduates cast, he suggests that you can include your education as a job. The idea is that it will drop to the bottom as soon as you have some work experience, but I think it's a GREAT thing for new grads. 

Resume created!

 Well, it's probably not perfect and could use a few more accomplishments, but it's a skeleton to use for this semester.

PLEASE let me know if you have any suggestions. This is all (mostly) fictional, so be creative!!!! 

Word doc attached (sorry, high Ds!) with appropriate formatting. Text below:

 

Elizabeth Shelly Perkins

Phone: 901-233-0830 ¨ Email: elizabethperkins@gmail.com ¨ 6808 Amersham Dr., Memphis, TN 38119

 Aug 08-present: BS, Political Science, University of Memphis: Followed a course of study to meet degree criteria. Studied American politics, constitutional law, and political statistics.

·         Achieved 95% pass rate in all end of semester exams by implementing study program

·         Achieved Dean’s List 6 consecutive semesters by maintaining 3.75 GPA in concentration

·         Awarded Cecil C. Humphreys Presidential Scholarship 

Feb 04 – present: Volunteer Stage Manager, Theatre Memphis: Responsible for managing all technical aspects of stage productions at country’s second largest and longest continually operating community theatre. Coordinated actors’ schedules, production schedules, and needs of director and designers.

·      Recognized for excellence in stage management through creation of “The Liz” award

·      Trained 30+ volunteer stage managers in self-created 8 week training course

·      Minimized technical issues by instituting pre-show checklist system 

May 11 – May 12: Vice-President, Student Government Association, University of Memphis: Responsible for executing Mr. and Mrs. University of Memphis scholarship program. Served as ambassador for the University at various community functions. Worked with administration to convey student opinions to improve the college experience.

·         Streamlined scholarship winner selection through design of software to calculate results 

Sept 10 - Oct 11: Server & Bartender, R.P.Tracks: Responsible for serving food, alcoholic, and non-alcoholic beverages in a licensed restaurant for up to 200 customers per night. Set up bar before service. Cleared and cleaned bar and restaurant after service. Balanced and cashed up register.

·         Recognized as “Outstanding Bartender” by customer comment cards

·         Achieved 100% accurate end of shift cash balance by using self-devised checklist 

Aug 10 – May 11: Treasurer, Sigma Kappa Sorority, Inc., University of Memphis: Responsible for accurately tracking financial data for large, university-based sorority association. Reported monthly to sorority executive committee and to national headquarters on financial standing of sorority members. Paid monthly housing dues and all associated fees.

·      Achieved 95% payment of member dues by sending reminder bills in advance of due date

·      Received recognition for 100% accurate financial reporting for `10-`11 school year 

Jan 10 – Jun 10: Legislative Intern, Tennessee State General Assembly: Responsible for providing administrative duties for three state representatives and one state senator, including answering phones, responding to constituent mail, and scheduling appointments.

·      Enabled administrative assistant to attend law school by providing superior support

·      Compiled and analyzed results from 3000+ constituent surveys 

BA, Political Science, University of Memphis, 2012 (expected), 3.9 GPA

 

 

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